Splice (2010)

Superstar genetic engineers Clive and Elsa specialize in splicing DNA from different animals to create incredible hybrids. Now they want to use human DNA in a hybrid that could revolutionize science and medicine. But, when the company that… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 4, 2010
DVD Release Date: October 5, 2010
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Critic Score: 74% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It doesn't take its terrific premise quite as far as it should, but Splice is a smart, well-acted treat for horror fans.

Nigel Floyd
Time Out

This Cronenbergian exploration of the perils of inter-species gene-splicing wrestles with some topical and disturbing ideas, but never quite pins them down.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Daring, disturbing and deliciously twisted.

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Jessica Baxter
Film Threat

Though Splice has viscera a-plenty, the horror of it isn't in the gore. It's in the notion that sometimes children end up evil and it might be entirely our fault.

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A.O. Scott
At the Movies

[It's] witty, aware of its own craziness, and disarmingly insightful about the psychology of its characters.

Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

What makes Splice morally compelling isn't the bioethics quandaries it raises so much as the way it delves into parenthood.

Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

While it appears to be a pretty straightforward story, the actual film gives you more in scares and chills - and more to think about - than you'd expect.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

A good horror flick always does metaphoric battle with our interior demons, and Splice summons them in impressive numbers.

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Cary Darling
Dallas Morning News

An engrossing, if flawed, techno thriller that never quite goes where expected, and that's what makes it such a pleasant surprise.

Steve Newton
Georgia Straight

Who would have thought talent of that calibre would combine to create such a catastrophic stinker.

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Flixster Audience Score: 37% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
It is frustrating to see such a fantastic idea and amazing development lead to a disappointing ending. The whole film builds as an intelligent and compelling… More
Red Lats
I enjoyed the idea of the story. It certainly does present problems that exist with genetic research. Although the details leave a bit to be desired. The… More
Jens S.
Entertaining albeit stupid genetic experiment thriller that can't decide how it wants to make the audience feel about its creature. The somewhat lousy… More
Adriel Lim
Disturbingly good. I remember the sick feeling watching the film through, it is sick, but something keeps your attention still, however disturbing. I don't… More
xGary Xx
A pair of genetic biologists succeed in splicing the DNA of various creatures with that of a human being and the resulting life form begins to take over their… More
Chris Weber
Mixing together bits of Species, with the films of both David Cronenberg and James Whale, this is Vincenzo Natali's fun little sci-fi thriller variation on… More